Betty Millie C. Barrett Allen

January 11, 1955May 23, 2012

Betty "Millie" Allen, age 57, of Knoxville, died May 23, 2012, at home. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Sunset Memorial Park with Rev. Gary Lee officiating and Sunset Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Evie Barrett; her brother, Bucky Barrett, and her sister-in-law, Betty Edge.

Survivors include her husband, Leon Allen; her daughters, Valerie Koester (Jason) and Stephanie Snider (Mark); her sister, Evelyn Banks (Phil); her brothers, Wayne Barrett, her twin brother Neal Barrett (Patricia), Michael Barrett (Deanna), and Charlie Baber; her grandchildren, Kaitlyn Koester, Kristopher "Brother" Koester, Jack Snider, and Grayson Snider; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Betty was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Edge, Virgil Williams, Mitch Junkins, Bradley Junkins, Chad Junkins, and Edward Lindley.

Honorary pallbearers are Sprayberry Regional Education Center, Tuscaloosa County Schools Child Nutrition Program, Stanley Hord, and Ronnie Williamson.


  • Visitation Friday, May 25, 2012
  • Graveside Service Saturday, May 26, 2012

Betty Millie C. Barrett Allen

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LeTrice Prince

May 28, 2012

Mrs. Betty was a wonderful person and my thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. I hope your memories bring you comfort.

Connie Scarcliff

May 28, 2012

Valerie and family - I'm sorry for your loss. A Mother's love is like no other.

Mary & Joe Robertson

May 26, 2012

Leon,Stephanie,Valarie and your familes, I am so sorry for your loss. Betty was a hard worker and loved her family. She will be missed by many. Let the Lord you at this time to heal your sorrow

Kathleen Wilkinson

May 26, 2012

I am so sorry for your family's loss. Betty always went the extra mile to take care of us at Sprayberry campus. I considered her my friend.

Wendy Harris

May 25, 2012

Leon, I am sorry that I can't make the services. Please know that my thoughts and prayer are with you. Mrs Betty was a wonderful person and a avid fan of softball. She will be missed by all.May God grant you strength to make it thru this differcult time.Always remember that God will never leave you alone even in your darkest moments he is by your side to see you thru.

Becky Cook-Letellier

May 25, 2012

Leon, I am sorry about your loss. I know you and Betty were very happy and I enjoyed the pictures of her life with you. I am sure she will be missed by you and your family. Love to all.

Rebecca Cook Letellier

Sharron Henley

May 25, 2012

My church & I are praying for all, family and friends left behind, for The Lord to Comfort each and everyone ...She was a Great Woman,
I Praise God she was a Good Mother to My Daughter Valerie..THANK YOU, JESUS !!

Debbie Oswalt

May 25, 2012

Mrs. Betty will be greatly missed.She always remembered something special about each of us at Sprayberry and when she served something she knew we liked,she would always tell us.Many times she cooked things just for us.Sometimes she even delivered! She always went tne extra mile,even though she wasnt feeling well,she always had a smile or something funny to say to make us laugh.Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.May God bless you and give you comfort in this time of sorrow.

Pam Miller

May 25, 2012

Mrs. Betty was an angel at Sprayberry! She spoiled us all by taking such good care of us! I was so blessed to call her friend. Roll Tide

Janice Norris

May 25, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I haven't see "Millie" in quite a while and I regret the loss of being able to see that beautiful smile again. I have many memories of her and fondly remember that she gave me my very first compact of makeup. It was a little white case with a quilt pattern on the top that she bought me for my birthday many, many years ago. Daddy wasn't too happy but he let her give it to me anyway. He had such a soft spot for Millie and Evelyn. What wonderful memories! There is not much of my childhood that doesn't include Millie and the rest of the Barrett, Sanders and Stevens bunch. Heaven just gained another sweet angel with a beautiful smile.